7 tight ends the Vikings could select in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Greg Dulcich (UCLA)


  • Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 248 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 42 catches
  • 725 yards
  • 5 touchdowns

To look at a much different prospect, Greg Dulcich is the type of player that can be the opposite receiving threat that Trey McBride projects as. Dulcich is a better athlete that can win with his straight-line speed down the middle of the field.

After the catch, Dulcich is an explosive player that can do some damage against linebackers with speed and create some extra yards by running through safeties on the back end of the defense. As a receiving threat, Dulcich is the perfect complementary weapon in an offense.

There will not be many flashes as a blocker, but Dulcich can find a home as a pass target in the slot and as a traditional in-line tight end. His size and speed profiles are enough to garner a look for any team that uses multiple tight ends.

As a former wide receiver, Dulcich is a strong route runner with good hands that will aid his transition to the NFL. He turns routine catches into breakaway gains with nifty footwork down the sideline. For a tight end, Dulcich moves very well with the ball in his hands, and that will help get him looks at the next level.

The fit for the Vikings is an interesting one. If they want a player that can replicate what Irv Smith Jr. does in the offense, Dulcich is the player to watch. He can fill in when Irv is sidelined and add an extra weapon when both are healthy. Johnny Mundt was brought in as an additional blocking tight end which may give Minnesota some flexibility.